Fine Arts

This studio drawing class is designed to help motivated visual arts students develop exemplary observational drawings for their portfolios.

Thursday
Sep 11 - Nov 13
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
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This intensive drawing workshop is designed to help motivated high school students, adults, and transfer visual arts students develop exemplary drawings for their portfolios.

Thursday
Oct 23 - Oct 30
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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This class is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to the tools, techniques, vocabulary, and the creative possibilities of drawing. Students in this class will learn the basic elements of drawing, such as line, value, texture, and shape to capture and record the multi-dimensional world and create visually stimulating compositions.

Tuesday
Sep 9 - Nov 11
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
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This introductory class is tailored to those who have never painted and who are ready to take the plunge, and for more advanced painters who want to keep their current skills honed.

Thursday
Sep 11 - Nov 13
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
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This class serves as an introduction to ceramic shell bronze casting. Studio time will be supplemented by hands-on demonstrations of mold-making (plaster and rubber molds), wax-working and spruing, and gating.

Wednesday
Sep 10 - Nov 12
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
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Register immediately. Only 3 spots remain.

Master craftspeople have been making furniture one piece at a time for centuries. There's just something about these unique works that can't be duplicated in a factory. This introductory class will examine the basic philosophy of contemporary furniture design and construction, focusing on design, drawing, building, and critique.

Saturday
Sep 13 - Nov 15
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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As computer programs like Adobe Photoshop continue to evolve, the ways to create positives for printmaking become almost limitless. This hands-on class will start in the computer lab, where students will learn techniques for image creation, set up print-ready files, and make positives for their prints.

Saturday
Oct 11 - Nov 8
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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This class will help students to explore and develop their personal drawing practices, informing and inspiring the creative process no matter their profession or experience.

Wednesday
Sep 10 - Oct 8
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
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It's time to make something new. Photocopy, scan, photograph, trace, light, cut, layer, make prints with your car's tires, freeze a sculpture in a container of milk. Whatever you can think of.

Thursday
Sep 11 - Nov 13
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
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The act of drawing from the live human form can feel intimidating. The key to success lies in a sound understanding of the creative problem-solving process, in combination with an acknowledgment and recognition of one's own "creative DNA." To aid in these endeavors, this class balances studio exercises with supplemental discussions, presentations, readings, and a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Thursday
Sep 11 - Nov 13
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
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